"LifeSiteNews called the Knights of Malta office in Washington,
where it was confirmed that Terry McAuliffe has indeed submitted an application
to the Knights of Malta, which is currently under review. A director told LifeSiteNews
that the Knights have no control over whom submits an application, but do make
the decision whether a candidate fulfills all the requirements to join their
"According to the Knights own website, McAuliffe fails
to be a candidate to their order by their own requirements since an applicant
must be ‘in good
standing with the church’; an impossible situation on account of McAuliffe’s
pro-abortion views. A candidate also must have ‘a record of service to the
Catholic Church and to Catholic-related causes by lending professional expertise
or ‘hands-on’ volunteer service to the poor,’ a record which is tarnished by
McAuliffe lending his expertise to push the anti-life agenda of the Democratic
"Currently, the fault lies not with the Knights of Malta,
but with McAullife’s two sponsors and pastor, who ‘to avoid possible embarrassment’
have the responsibility
to make sure that the applicant satisfies the criteria for admission…"
Well just maybe the Knights of Malta will refuse him membership,
though you do wonder what would have happened if the story had not been picked
up after McAuliffe mentioned it on Hugh Hewitt show.
Though maybe he could join some organization of knights who support
abortion – like considering the methods of abortion – Knights of the Ground
Dale Price posts:
The Knights have a membership requirement mandating a year of
Every candidate must attend the Day of Formation in Washington and over the
following twelve months will be required to attend at least two of the Association’s
spiritual activities and participate as a volunteer at two of the Association’s
personal service projects.
Since it is almost certainly a fait accompli that he will become a member
(btw, notice how much jack it takes to get in?), how about assigning him to
work in a crisis pregnancy center? That, and a couple of mea culpas for screwing
over Democrats for Life and his cavalier attitude toward life issues and we
might be getting somewhere.